almost $100 million from his term at fannie mae, and stayed on as a consultant for about $600,000 a year. after pressure, he took cuts on that $600,000 to about $400,000 and gave up other perks, including a chauffeur. >> reporter: former c.e.o. johnson, who wouldn't speak to the authors, hasn't returned our calls either, or, as far as we can tell, ever responded to the charges. >> reporter: on capitol hill, morgenson asserted that fannie had powerful allies, like democrat barney frank. >> in the early '90s, when congress was writing the legislation that would have a bearing on fannie mae's regulator, barney frank was really very aggressively on the attack whenever anyone would walk onto capitol hill and say, "we should be careful about safety and soundness. let's make sure the regulator is tough, let's make sure that the capital requirements are high." barney frank would be in there hectoring, shouting-- "we don't have a safety and soundness problem.